Iran Sentences US Journalist to 8 Years for Espionage

Roxana Saberi
Roxana Saberi

The US has said it is “deeply disappointed” by Iran’s conviction of Roxana Saberi, a US journalist, on charges of spying. Saberi was sentenced to eight years in prison by a court in Tehran on Saturday, following a trial that was conducted behind closed doors. Saberi was sentenced despite diplomatic overtures to Iran by Barack Obama, the US president, and calls for her release from Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state. “I am deeply disappointed by the reported sentencing of Roxana Saberi by the Iranian judiciary,” Clinton said in a statement following the verdict.

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